Four photographers have been honored for their efforts in clicking wildlife on camera. The North East Wildlife Photography 2014 contest was organized by the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the Great North Museum: Hancock, Tees Valley, Durham and Northumberland Wildlife Trusts attracted more than one thousand entries.
Middlesbrough’s Ted Ways entitled his snap of a shag The Stare. It was the runner-up in the Wildlife in Landscape category, winning a Speyside Wildlife Viewing Hide Workshop as well as a subscription to the Birdwatching Magazine. He stated that clicked on Staple Island off the coast of Northumberland back in June. The European Shag was staying with a colony of guillemot’s in the back ground, when he spotted it looking directly at his camera, the Farnes are a magnificent place to do some wildlife photography.
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust reserve Coatham Marsh featured in Lauren Forster’s close up snap of Common Blue Butterflies mating. Clicked during one of Lauren’s several visits to the wild reserve, she was the runner up in young person’s category and snatched a pair of Opticron binoculars.
Guisborough’s Lauren told that she is over the moon to be a winner in the contest and she came across the butterflies at the marsh and spent some time attempting to get just the perfect snap and she was very very pleased with her result. This year, there was a new category of flora and fauna with artistic effects. Hartburn’s Joyce Scott won the prize in this cetegory.